Welcome to TCS!
My old boy was a confirmed 'gravy licker' too. The food that really got him interested in higher quality foods was Thrive Complete. They brought out a kitten version recently. Its not available from Zooplus yet, but Amazon stock it, and I think Pets at Home does too. You can also get it from http://www.thrivepetfoods.com
. The other brand that got him interested in high meat foods was Nature's Menu, and they do a kitten food too.
You've had some great suggestions here already. I will say that, unlike @ReallySleepy
's cats, mine definitely prefer the Bozita tetra packs to the cans. As you move into adult cat foods, its worth knowing that Bozita is the only brand I've come across that makes a high meat/low carb food in gravy - a definite hit with my guys
Smilla is another of my fussy boy's favourites, and he likes some Catz Finefoods flavours too (something for the future - they sadly don't do a kitten food as yet).
If it helps, these are the brands that I rotate (in no particular order):-
- Thrive Complete
- Catz Finefoods/ Purrr by Catz Finefoods
- Animonda Carny
- Nature's Menu
- Meowing Heads
- HiLife Tempt Me in jelly only occasionally as these aren't favourites, but they do like them for a change
- Purely Holistic
(these last three I only buy occasionally as these aren't favourites, but they do like them for a change)
Incidentally, some supermarkets have some high meat foods these days - for example, Tesco carries the Hi Life range. Also, the Felix regular (as opposed to 'As Good As It Looks') kitten pouches in jelly are pretty good as mainstream cat foods go - the only ingredient that I question is 'various sugars', and as that's last on the list there won't be much in there